Five Design Dimensions of Innovation Spaces

During the Innodays Bodensee, we hosted an exciting panel about innovation spaces featuring Markus Kleinfercher from the Infineon Hub at the TU Vienna, David Zakoth from the Lichtwerkstatt Jena, and Claudio Vit from Prisma CAMPUS V in Dornbirn. Markus, David, and Claudio discussed three very different types of innovation spaces. In this post, we compare the three types of innovation spaces along five design dimensions.

Five design dimensions for the set up of innovation spaces

Five design dimensions for innovation spaces


Key questions: Who is paying for the set up of the space? How to finance the operations of the space?


Key questions: What do you want to achieve with the space? What does success look like?

Intellectual property

Key questions: How is the intellectual property managed? How “open” should the space be?


Key questions: Who are the users? What tasks do they perform?


Key questions: What do the users need? What does the space look like?

Best practices in the setup of innovation spaces

Three innovation spaces vs five design dimensions

Infineon Hub Vienna

Infineon Hub — Vienna (Austria)

Lichtwerkstatt — Open Photonics Makerspace Jena

Lichtwerkstatt Jena, Open Photonics Makerspace — Jena (Germany)

Campus V Dornbirn

Campus V @ Postgarage — Dornbirn (Austria)

The future of innovation spaces

Thanks to Markus, David, and Claudio for a great panel!

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